"Interlinking ghost stories are told through prose and manga in this addictive, genre-defying novel."
November 2023 Graphic Novel of the Month
Akira is lost and alone in Japan, he knows he must find his family and rescue his little sister, but he can’t quite remember what from. Accompanied by new companions, Julian and Chie, he must trek across northern Japen to complete his mission. Along their journey the threesome encounters a host of yokai monsters and infamous ghosts, including an immortal cat and plenty of haunted houses.
100 Tales from the Tokyo Ghost Café is a genre-defying gift of a novel. The interlinking ghost stories range from bone-chilling terrifying to hilarious to emotionally stirring and will appeal to a breadth of readers. Moreover, they can be read as standalone stories or enjoyed as a whole.
The story is told in a mix of prose and manga, an expertly handled blend that will open the prose story to manga aficionados and the manga story to those who tend towards traditional novels. With Japanese words and folklore featuring heavily throughout, this is must read for young people interested in learning more about Japanese culture.